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Check it out @ the Library January 31st

Elsey Come Home by Susan Conley. A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods. The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch.

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Elsey Come Home by Susan Conley.  Elsey used to be a successful painter before starting a family, and now she can’t find a balance in her life between artist, mother and wife.  Her days now filled with drink and worry building into a downward spiral of unhappiness, her husband gives her what may be her last chance: a brochure for a weeklong retreat in the mountains.  Grasping the opportunity with a readiness she isn’t sure of, Elsey heads off to confront the ghosts of her past.  At the resort, Elsey finds others seeking their own answers, another expat, a brave but foolish young man, and another painter and wife of a famous artist with whom Elsey quickly forms a powerful friendship.  With this newfound support, Elsey realizes that to save her future, she must truly come to terms with her past. 

A Delicate Touch by Stuart Woods.  Things tend to snowball, small issues fast becoming just this side of disastrous, especially for Stone Barrington.  Answering a request for aid from an old acquaintance seems simple enough; all she needs is someone knowledgeable in a rather esoteric field and with the ability to solve a puzzle.  However, when the solution blows open a scandal going back decades, Stone finds himself neck deep in trouble.  With his only options to go easy and see others hurt or to see justice truly done and risk it all, Stone will have to choose between the rock or the hard place. 

The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington by Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch.  As part of the Revolutionary War effort, a group of elite soldiers was tasked with bodyguard duty for a high-level military target, George Washington.  Despite careful screening, there were traitors among the patriots, working with other treasonous individuals towards one goal: the assassination of Washington.  Backed by the Governor and Mayor of New York, this far-reaching plot had the potential to destroy the revolution and any hope of independence.  Examining a previously little known chapter in American history, The First Conspiracy reveals not just the beginnings of American counterintelligence, but the character of the man who would be our first president.  

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